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Spring Sunnies

08 September 2014, by Forrest Chase


The Telstra Perth Fashion Festival is fast approaching and it won’t be long before the Perth fashion community will be joining forces to support Western Australian designers. We can’t wait to watch the amazing local talent strut their stuff down the runway!

Each year, the dedicated team behind Telstra Perth Fashion Festival promise exciting and appealing shows with fresh and innovative faces and this year will be no exception (don’t forget the Forrest Chase show on September 19th at 12pm!). To get you ready for Spring and the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival we have put together a collection of sunglasses that are sure to protect your eyes as well as ensure you are travelling to and from Perth CBD in utmost style.

Our friends at Sunglass Hut have truly delivered this season with a range of different styles to wear on any occasion. The Ray-Ban ‘Clubmaster’ ( bottom left $309.95) are not only on-trend but they may be the most convenient pair of sunglasses we’ve ever seen! Without compromising on quality, the ‘Clubmaster’ is a classic Ray-Ban style that folds at the bridge of the sunglasses to become a neat and compact accessory that will fit anywhere. This particular pair of sunglasses is timeless and is sure to make heads turn.

For an edgy yet laidback look, try the ‘Cubist’ (Top left $39.95) sunglasses from Sportsgirl. A classically structured pair of shades, the ‘Cubist’ are for those cool kids who want to add a bit of sparkle to their outfit. We recommend pairing these sunglasses with a nude piece like this the Self Tie Trench Coat from Witchery ($249.95 see in store at Forrest Chase for details) or let your sunglasses make their own statement by wearing an all-black ensemble. Either way, Sportsgirl have yet again nailed it with their selection of shades and the best part? At only $39.95, they don’t break the bank.

For the brave, we have sourced this amazing pair of Miu Miu sunglasses (Middle right $490.00), also available from Sunglass Hut. Their unique frames are a definite standout piece and even if you have no idea what to wear to the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, don’t worry because these shades will steal all the limelight anyway! With a choice of five colours, Miu Miu have truly delivered this season and although our credit cards may not, everyone else will be thanking you for rocking such an awesome accessory.

Who doesn’t love a bit of reflective action? Ray-Ban have hit the nail on the head with this pair of rock star aviators that are the epitome of awesome (Bottom right $249.95). The combinations of colours are endless so no matter what your outfit, Sunglass Hut has you covered. Ray-Ban aviators are the ultimate pair of sunglasses for those channelling the current sport-luxe trend that Perth is loving oh so much.

The pick from Portmans is the ‘All Day, All Night’ sunglasses and the name embodies exactly what these sunglasses are – a classic and versatile accessory that can be worn at any time of day (Top right $39.95). If you are heading to a day runway show, the ‘All Day, All Night’ sunglasses are a great extra addition to an outfit and the tortoiseshell is so timeless.

Speaking of international runways, Prada have released a unique cat-eye pair of sunglasses that sunglass lovers all over the world are swooning over (Middle left $390.00). The quality is undeniable and the materials used epitomise Prada’s brand vision. They are completely exclusive which means if you want to be one of a kind at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival this year, these one of a kind sunglasses are the pair for you. You can snag a pair of these Prada sunglasses from Myer in Forrest Chase.

So no matter the occasion, budget or outfit, Forrest Chase has you covered for sunglasses this season. Sunglasses are the perfect accessory as they are practical yet can also complete an entire look. If you are heading to any shows at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, ensure you make the time to pop in to Forrest Chase to view our exclusive selection of sunglasses and sit front row with your shades, à la Anna Wintor.

Here’s to spring!

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Resolution Revolution

07 January 2014, by Rachael Ciccarelli

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Let me guess: it’s a new year, a clean slate and you are totally going to change your exercise habits this year (read: you are going to do some/ any at all). You’re ready to take care of yourself. You want to see some muscle tone or at the very least, would like to be able to run up a flight of stairs without having to stop halfway to catch your breath. Funny thing: I’m resolving to do the same. And I bet you and I share the same resolutions with a lot of hungover, bloated people all over the world. Why? Because we often make the resolution (often in the same breath as declaring we’ll never drink again) and then take no steps to keep it. Or take a few, very small steps and then stop for a drinks break. That’s why you promise yourself the same thing year in, year out. But 2014 is going to be different: we’re putting our money where our mouths are.

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Image sources: New Balance sneakers, $219.95, from Athletes Foot; Black Sprint short, $39.95 and Pink Line detail cami, $34.95, from Sportsgirl.

Getting into some sweet exercise gear is a great motivator: you’re far more likely to actually hit the gym if you’re wearing designated work out wear rather than re-purposed slouch around the house trackies, and you’re less likely to do harm to yourself (or your bust) if you’re repping the correct clothes. Don’t try to run in your hideously old trainers, you’ll end up with shin splints. Those dudes down at Athletes Foot are nice, they know what they’re talking about and they’ll get you in the right runners for your feet (and your exercise plans). Sportsgirl has also started a line of activewear and it is cute, functional and not overly expensive: the best of everything. Of course, the best way to force yourself into the gym is to actually acquire a gym membership: Fitness First Forrest Chase is centrally located, so there’s no going home and potentially staying home post-work, there are heaps of classes to get you started, and you can give it a try with their free pass (just sign up here: fitnessfirst.com).

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Ear candy

14 November 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli

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You know the rules: more is more and nothing succeeds like excess. So you can only imagine the glee when discovered statement earrings had made their way back on to accessories racks everywhere, just in time to team with your favourite holiday caftan for the ultimate “Princess Caroline orders another Bellini, poolside” look. It’s an exciting time; not only can you wear loose, billowy clothes and drink by a body of water again, but big statement earrings are here and they’re out to make sure no lobe goes unadorned this summer.

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Image sources: Peru earrings, $12.95, from Sportsgirl; Fringe hoop earrings, $39.95, from Witchery; Chain earrings, $25, from Pigeonhole; Hoop design earrings, $12.95, from Sportsgirl; Lattice with purple jewel earrings, from Gloss Accessories.

As with anything fantastic and glittery, we have the Italians to thank for this one; specifically those scamps Dolce and Gabbana who just won’t quit making outrageously beautiful stuff for us to drool over (see: opening photograph). The look is ornate and a bit vintage. There’s definitely a sense of “discovered these antique danglers in a Moroccan souk while I was hanging out with Yves in the 70s, no biggie”; so keep your eyes out for anything in worked or ancient looking metals, and don’t forget turquoise - it’s a classic 70s stone and always looks fresh and bright under our scorching sun. The Peru and Hoop earrings from Sportsgirl have definitely got that 70s Aztec influence going on, whereas the fringe and chain earrings (from Witchery and Pigeonhole respectively) are basically a jewel version of the all-important fringe: as important to ears as it was to clothes and hair in the 1970s. The lattice earring from Gloss is a great one – touches of pretty jewel tones and worked metals, it’d give any outfit an instant glamour lift.

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Searching for shades

31 October 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli

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Well, I checked the barometer and it’s officially glorious outside, so you know what that means… aside from shaving your legs more often, it’s time for shades! Sunglasses are an integral part of your outfit - you’re going to reach for those little tinted lenses every time you set foot outside the house, and as far as I’m concerned, that is great news! Complete looks are all about the little finishing touches, and sunglasses are on your face – so they’re an important one. Does your outfit need to throw serious power vibes in a strong, black architectural frame? Are you heading to the beach and need something a little more colourful (and cheap, so if they get sandy it’s not a big deal)? Do you want a zany festival pair, or oversized boho specs to wear with your floaty maxi dress and sandals while you do your best Rachael Zoe? The awesome price point of fashion sunnies means that while you might like to have a good pair (you really can’t beat the quality or coverage of a pair of designer glasses), you can have glasses for almost any occasion – let’s explore, shall we?


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  1. Aside from being a majorly fashionable look, dressing is at it’s most powerful when capped off by a pair of chunky acetate cat’s eye glasses. Of course, you can wear these just about anywhere as they’re a totally classic shape (and they’ll last), but think about these and some sharp stilettos and an all-black outfit? Yeah, the Devil wears Witchery now. Luella glasses, $69.95, Witchery.
  2. Music festival and misc. bohemian activity: OK, it doesn’t get much more festive than little round tinted John Lennon glasses speckled with tiny roses, does it? Perfect for your deeply fringed t-shirt/ flower crown outfit. Freedom gold peach, $39.95, Sportsgirl.
  3. Oh, we love a pair of oversized vintage inspired glasses, don’t we? A subtle take on the super popular cats eye shape, this is a perfect every-day pair for the classic girl – anyone who loves their skirts a-line and their lips crimson will rock these out forever. Patti charcoal, $89.95, Cue.
  4. Headed to the beach and/or highway patrol? Love the reflector aviators – they’re colourful and fun so they’ll pop with your bikini, but they’re also right in tune with the fashions – reflector lenses are another key trend you’ll see popping up everywhere (if you haven’t already). Heat Wave mirror, $39.95, Sportsgirl.
  5. OK, these are the ‘love them and hold closely to you’ pair, because a) they’re by Giorgio Armani and therefore: a) are of Giorgio Armani quality b) will look good on you as it’s a softer version of the Ray Ban wayfarer shape which suits just about every face shape c) have those gold arms that are devastatingly elegant without being boring-elegant d) just rule, ok? Giorgio Armani AR8011, $390, Sunglass Hut.

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